Everynight when dd gets in from school she spends at least an hour on the swing talking loudly to herself.
Should I leave her to it or try and discourage the talking to herself?
I know she is relieveing the stress of the day but not sure if I should encourage something that isn't really socially acceptable (talking to herself). Any advice please
It sounds like your dd has come up with her own coping strategy for dealing with the stress at school, I think this is a real positive step and would not worry about it, I am sure with age she will modify her coping strategies. My dd (9 AS) used to explode as soon as she got home from holding it all together at school. We have since got her a huge trampoline which she still needs prompting to use when we can see the triggers!
I'd leave her to it too. J comes home every day from school and has to have some time in his room reading, and if he can't have it he goes ape. She's not doing any harm, is enjoying herself and is relaxing so I'd say let her keep going.
I would also agree with what everyone else has said. I have no knowledge relating specifically to SN, but I also talk to myself sometimes, and can't really see any harm in it, other than what other people might think.
I didnt kmow that talking to yourself is a sign of high intellect. Can you elaborate. Would be great to hear as my ds talks a lot to himself when he is playing, acting out train stories, etc. His teachers had expressed a concern with this. He is by the way seeing the Ed Physch this month, schools concerns are still eye contact, playing alone and making odd noises at inappropriate times.
She's still little really too. My "NT" ds1 who is almost exactly the same age as your dd talks to himself quite often when playing, drawing and writing. I don't think it's socially unacceptable at that age - I think most people would consider it quite sweet.